Addenda Architects, Bauhaus Museum Dessau. ©Maxime Delvaux.

Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor Lecture: José Zabala

April 22, 2020
6p Lecture

José Zabala, founding partner at Addenda Architects and the Ruth & Norman Moore Visiting Professor for spring 2020, will discuss his work in an online public lecture hosted on Zoom at 6p CDT. Please register here to receive the link>>

Zabala graduated from the ESARQ School of Architecture at Barcelona in 2005 after completing his degree in building engineering at EUPB School (Barcelona Tech) in 1999. Zabala has collaborated with public institutions such as the Barcelona City Council and the Catalonian Housing Institute (INCASOL); has taught at the ESARQ School of Architecture; and from 2011-2015 was co-editor of Quaderns d’arquitectura i urbanisme magazine, the official journal of the Catalan Architects Association, which was awarded the 2015 FAD national prize for architectural criticism. As partner of Addenda, Zabala has lectured and been jury member for several schools of architecture such as the KULeuven in Ghent and the London Metropolitan University, as well as institutions like the Historisches Museum Frankfurt and the 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennial, among others.

Barcelona-based Addenda Architects (Roberto González, Anne Hinz, Cecilia Rodríguez, Arnau Sastre, and José Zabala) is the young collaborative architecture firm that developed the project for the Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Germany. It was commissioned by an international open competition that received 831 entries worldwide for a building designed to hold the collection of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. The Bauhaus Museum Dessau opened in September 2019, the 100th anniversary of the renowned German school.

The diverse professional backgrounds of Addenda Architects' team members are reflected by the variety and straightforwardness of their design work, which is particularly attuned to the specific conditions of the physical and cultural context where they work. The partners have received awards in national and international public competitions and been recognized in the professional field. Currently, Addenda is in charge of the renovation of the Sagrada Familia Public Facilities urban block (Barcelona, 1st Prize June 2019, in partnership with Flexo Arquitectura).

Addenda self-publishes architecture content, most recently for an editorial project initiated with the independent art and architecture editor and curator Moritz Küng and two German photographers, Joachim Brohm and Valentina Seidel. This publication, called Bauhaus Museum Dessau Cahier, documents the construction process of the museum up to its opening in September 2019. BMD Cahier is published by Koenig books, Buchhandlung Walther Koenig.